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What's the point of palliative sedation?

My aunt, who was in hospice before she died, was sedated--I'm just wondering about the reason for sedating someone in hospice care? Is it just for pain, so they wouldn't suffer...

Is anesthesia used during colonscopies?

I'm going to have my colonoscopy soon--really as a precautionary measure because colon cancer runs in my family. My only question is am I going to be receiving some sort of anesthesia...

Why is acupuncture recommended for cardiovascular disease?

My doctor recommended acupuncture, actually, to lower my risk for cardiovascular diseases because I have a family history of cardiovascular diseases on my mom's side. Why is acupuncture...

What should I do for my son's bedwetting?

My son wets the bed often, and I feel like he's a little too old to still experience them. He's 11 years old, and I want to help him. What can we do to help him stop?

How successful is marriage counseling?

My husband and I have been at each other's throats, and at times, I just want to call it quits. But I love him, and I still want to try and make it work. The reason why we argue...

Is there a connection between mental health and chronic pain?

I was dealing with chronic pain for a while now, and I've tried several things to get rid of it--changing my diet and exercising, etc. My doctor suggested it could be because...

How does high blood pressure cause a stroke?

My grandmother's doctor cited that she had her stroke because of her blood pressure, which has always been really high. But I'm not understanding the connection well. How does...

Why am I dreaming about teeth?

I keep having this dream about my teeth falling out unexpectedly. It's been happening a lot lately, and I've had this dream before while I was in college. I'm trying to think...

Why is my 6-year-old getting migraines?

My 6-year-old is complaining about migraines, and it's a little concerning. Well, she's not calling them migraines, but they sure seem like that. She often cries when she gets...

Are all brain tumors removable?

My baby cousin was lucky--he had a Grade I brain tumor and the doctors were able to remove it. It didn't spread to other cells or grow out of control. I know that some people...

Can I drink coffee before my echocardiogram?

I have an echocardiogram in the next couple of days, and I just have a few questions on what I should do before my test. I'm a big coffee drinker, and I know I'm probably not...

Is it bad when my heart rate increases when I exercise?

My heart rate increases whenever I exercise, and it often feels like my chest is going to burst when I do physical activity. I noticed this while I was in physical therapy for...

How can physical therapy benefit my son?

My son always had issues with walking, and was actually late in starting to walk. He's not as coordinated as the other kids his age. Do you think physical therapy can help him?...

Do all polyps turn into cancer?

My gastro found some polyps in my digestive tract and removed them as she was screening for them. She said these were harmless, but they still needed to be removed in case of...

Is laser treatment for varicose veins safe?

I have varicose veins on my calves and I would really like to get rid of them. I'm debating on getting laser treatment for them because I heard it works well--but I'm just not...

How will an occupational therapist?

My grandmother was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, and her doctor actually referred her to an occupational therapist to help her with her symptoms. What kind of activities...

Trigger finger therapies?

Are there other therapies for trigger finger other than surgery? I'd really like to try other treatments before surgery.

Are there such a thing as cancer genes?

I understand that if you have breast cancer, or colon cancer, or really any type of cancer in your family, that you have a higher risk for them. Is this because of certain genes...

Can cancer come back after surgery?

I had a cancerous tumor removed a few months ago, and then, it didn't look like the cancer spread at all and I thought it was cured. Now I found another lump, that almost seems...

Why does my son have more than 4 wisdom teeth?

My son went to the surgeon to remove two of his wisdom teeth that were causing him issues. But the x-ray showed that he didn't just have 4 wisdom teeth--he had 6? I didn't think...

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